Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Increased Focus on Effective ELD Instruction
At Mountain View Elementary, 62% of our students are Multi-Language Learners (MLLs). In the 2019-2020 school year, 57.4% of MLLs met or exceeded their growth goal on the 2020 WIDA compared to 46.6% of MLLs in 2019. In addition, 26 students moved to proficiency, which was the most of any Salt Lake City School District school. WIDA results for the 2020-2021 school year indicate additional increases in student English Language Performance from 57.4% to 62%. We were recognized as a Utah Exemplary School by the Utah State Board of Education and awarded one of the 100 schools nationally recognized as 2022 National ESEA Distinguished Schools Award for excellence in serving special populations of students.
Whole school LETRS training
100% of our K-5 teachers, student interventionists, special education teachers and administrators are currently involved in LETRS training. This professional learning provides MVES educators and administrators with deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading. LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the fundamentals of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language. Teachers complete unit modules and learn how to deliver effective reading instruction to meet every student’s needs. As part of the practicum, teachers track the progress for 3 case study students. This whole-school 2 year commitment with follow-up trainings, application and implementation support is strengthening our efforts to improve reading instruction for our students.